Fixtures

Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/23 16:00 16 Dinamo Tbilisi vs Dinamo Batumi - View
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/27 17:00 17 Dinamo Batumi vs Dila Gori - View
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 06/01 13:00 18 FC Samtredia vs Dinamo Batumi - View
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 06/02 12:00 19 Dinamo Batumi vs Kolkheti Poti - View
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 08/03 12:00 20 FC Gagra vs Dinamo Batumi - View
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 08/10 13:00 21 Dinamo Batumi vs Samgurali - View

Results

Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/19 17:00 15 [3] Dinamo Batumi v FC Iberia 1999 [2] L 2-3
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/19 12:00 16 Dinamo Tbilisi v Dinamo Batumi - PPT.
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/15 17:00 14 [4] Torpedo Kutaisi v Dinamo Batumi [3] L 1-0
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/15 12:00 15 Dinamo Batumi v FC Iberia 1999 - PPT.
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/11 17:00 13 [3] Dinamo Batumi v FC Telavi [8] D 1-1
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/11 12:00 14 Torpedo Kutaisi v Dinamo Batumi - PPT.
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/02 12:00 13 Dinamo Batumi v FC Telavi - PPT.
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 05/01 12:00 12 [8] Samgurali v Dinamo Batumi [3] W 0-1
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 04/28 12:00 12 Samgurali v Dinamo Batumi - PPT.
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 04/27 17:00 11 [3] Dinamo Batumi v FC Gagra [10] L 0-1
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 04/24 12:00 11 Dinamo Batumi v FC Gagra - PPT.
Georgia Erovnuli Liga 04/20 17:00 10 [7] Kolkheti Poti v Dinamo Batumi [2] D 2-2

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 47 22 25
Wins 23 11 12
Draws 15 8 7
Losses 9 3 6
Goals for 86 42 44
Goals against 49 21 28
Clean sheets 16 7 9
Failed to score 7 1 6

Wikipedia - FC Dinamo Batumi

FC Dinamo Batumi (Georgian: საფეხბურთო კლუბი დინამო ბათუმი) is a Georgian professional football club based in Batumi, Adjara that competes in the Erovnuli Liga, the top division of the national football system.

The club won the champion's title in 2021 and 2023, the Georgian Cup in 1997–98, and two Georgian Super Cups, in 1997–98 and 2022. In 1990, they changed their name to FC Batumi, only to reverse the decision in 1994.

Dinamo play their home matches at Batumi Stadium.

History

Early period

Prior to the formation of this club, there were some other teams existing in the city. In 1923 two newly established clubs called Mezgvauri (The Sailor) and Tsiteli Raindi (The Red Knight) merged and became Dinamo Batumi.

Football was becoming more popular in Adjara later, although Dinamo participated only in the lower divisions of Soviet championship. However, there were some players in the club, who later became successful footballers in USSR, including Revaz Chelebadze, Nodar Khizanishvili and Vakhtang Koridze. The famous Greek footballer Andreas Niniadis also started his career in the club. He later played for Olympiacos and Greece national football team.

The team played the last six seasons of 1980s in the First league, the second Soviet division.

1990s and 2000s

The success for the Batumi-based club came when they won Georgian Cup in 1998, after losing two previous finals. The club defeated Dinamo Tbilisi in final. The goals were scored by Aleksandre Kantidze and Davit Chichveishvili. The club won Georgian Super Cup during the same year as well. They again defeated Dinamo Tbilisi, by 2-1. As one of the strongest teams of the league, starting from 1995 Dinamo represented the country in European competitions for four seasons in a row.

The next decade turned out disappointing for Dinamo, which failed to notch up any success on either competition. Amid construction boom in Adjara, in 2006 the club lost their stadium, located at the seaside, to be sold and demolished. The Adeli stadium, which Dinamo started using as their home ground, met the same fate later on. It coincided with deteriorating performance in the league. After 2007-08 they were relegated for the first time to Pirveli Liga, where as debutants the club took 8th place in an 11-team league. Overall, Dinamo spent next five seasons out of six in the second division.

In search for success

From 2013/14 the club revived their ambitions, first to gain promotion to Umaglesi Liga and then to secure a place among the league leaders. Silver, taken in 2015, was followed by bronze the next year, but in 2017 Dinamo entered a period of instability with a drastic change of players and replacement of managers. Levan Khomeriki, the head coach for three successive years, left to be replaced by Ukrainian manager Kostyantyn Frolov, but he stepped down five months later. Aslan Baladze took charge of the team, which finished the season in the relegation zone, despite having some experienced players such as Otar Martsvaladze, David Kvirkvelia and Elguja Grigalashvili in the squad. Dinamo suffered a worse setback in the play-off as dramatic two-leg tie against Sioni Bolnisi ended 5:5 on aggregate and the penalty shoot-out determined the winner.

Prior to the new season in Liga 2 Gia Geguchadze was appointed in the club and with promotion set as their only goal, Dinamo convincingly won the league by an 11-point margin.

Progress on the pitch and beyond

2019 brought some more encouraging news. 100% share of Dinamo Batumi owned by the Adjarian government was awarded to Lamini Ltd for 49 years. Besides, a new prospect emerged for the issue of football ground, which had plagued the club for so long. While Dinamo played home matches either on their training base or at Rugby Arena, in January the government inaugurated the construction of a new UEFA category IV stadium with the capacity of 20,000 seats due to be completed in late 2020.

Back in the top flight Dinamo rushed to the title-chasing battle, in which they initially performed beyond expectations. As no other newly promoted club had ever won the league, Dinamo Batumi appeared close to setting this record, although at the crucial point they slipped up, first dropping two points against relegation-bound WIT Georgia and then losing to another unmotivated club altogether. Yet, the second place was definitely success for Dinamo, where some national team members - Jaba Jigauri, Giorgi Navalovski, Vladimer Dvalishvili - emerged at this stage.

Meanwhile, support for the club reached remarkable proportions by Georgian standards. While all of 1,500 seats on Angisa training base were full approximately three hours in advance, many more spectators watched the games from outside the fence. According to some estimates, an average number of fans per each match was around 6,400.

The next season, shortened by coronavirus, saw a scenario resembling the previous one. After ten rounds Dinamo were unbeaten, sitting on the top of the table, but later they suffered two home defeats, including from direct rivals Dinamo Tbilisi, who taking this opportunity sealed the champion's fate.

On 27 October 2020 a long-awaited official opening ceremony was held in Batumi. Finally, the second placed club for two seasons in a row representing the second largest city proudly moved into their home. In early December UEFA announced that this stadium would host some of U21 European championship matches in 2023.

Champions

This ultimate triumph was made possible from a third straight attempt. With the same head coach into the fourth season and a largely retained squad, the team had some advantage over their rivals from Tbilisi who were plagued by a frequent change of managers and key players. One point picked up by the latter in four head-to-head matches indicated which side looked stronger this year. Besides, an impressive European campaign boosted the players from Adjara. As a result, seven of them were called up in early September for the national team's World Cup game against Spain.

Inspired by fervent supporters, Batumi won six matches with a large margin, including 8–1, the biggest win of the season, and lifted the Champion's Shield for the first time in their history. Subsequently, their seven players were named in Team of the Season.

Тhe club failed to defend the title in 2022 despite having a nine-point lead over the nearest rivals by mid-season. But they prevailed in another champion's race over the same opponent the next season. Their 2023 campaign was not as smooth as two years earlier, though. The club faced a mounting pressure from the fanbase who voiced their protest against an existing transfer policy after the departure of key players such as Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Zuriko Davitashvili and Sandro Altunashvili. Eventually, Gia Geguchadze, who had guided Dinamo to five trophies during his five-year tenure, left the club following the second premature elimination in a row from the European season.

Being in a celebratory mood in view of their 100th anniversary and sitting on top of the table during the whole season, the team under new coach Andriy Demchenko comfortably regained the champion's title and, besides, reached the cup final for the first time in 25 years.

Dinamo Batumi is a professional soccer team based in Batumi, Georgia. The team was founded in 1923 and has a rich history of success in Georgian football. Dinamo Batumi competes in the Erovnuli Liga, the top tier of Georgian football, and has a strong fan base that passionately supports the team.

Known for their attacking style of play and skilled players, Dinamo Batumi has consistently been a top contender in the league. The team's home matches are played at the Batumi Stadium, a modern and vibrant venue that provides an electric atmosphere for fans.

Dinamo Batumi has a strong youth development program and is committed to nurturing young talent to ensure the future success of the team. With a dedicated coaching staff and talented roster of players, Dinamo Batumi continues to be a force to be reckoned with in Georgian football.